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    Senior Member efwd's Avatar
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    Default Re: Mountainfox build thread

    I don't think I did any work on the wing while not on the rotisserie after I got the brackets installed. Then again, maybe it was in the rotisserie when I did that as well.
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    Default Re: Mountainfox build thread

    Update... I am about 6 weeks into this now.

    The wings are close to the same spot now. Butt ribs done, jury struts done, false ribs all done.

    Next is epoxy primer the spars, then LLE, then wingtip fitting, then magnetometer/pitot/OAT, then cover.

    Planning to move things around in the garage and get the fuselage going too.

    Not much to add in the way of exciting images, just the usual moving things along.




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    Default Re: Mountainfox build thread

    Looks like great progress!
    --Brian
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    Default Re: Mountainfox build thread

    Looks good; really like the black powdercoat. Wish I had done mine in black.
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    Default Re: Mountainfox build thread

    It has been awhile since I posted.

    As of tonight

    • One flaperon mounted, one to go
    • LLE is done
    • Need to mount the pitot, mount wingtip brackets, run some wires, do some finish sanding


    Close to being able to cover the wings.

    Spring break and a Rotax maintenance class have reduced work time but I am back at it. More pics in my signature.

    I stole aviator79's method of flaperon bracket build. Helpful.






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    Default Re: Mountainfox build thread

    Do you sleep?? Making some good progress!
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    Default Re: Mountainfox build thread

    Been awhile since an update. Things accomplished...

    Rudder pedals in. Took alot of sanding as most experience. First thing I did was put a level across the fuse, it was high in the middle by 1/8". Shimmed and all good. Rudder cables next.

    Floors partially in, was waiting on rudder pedals before I cut the sides of the console, so I would only drill the floors once.

    Center console fitted, need to attach sides. I added two notches for flaps like many others have done.

    Rudder mounted, airfoiled ribs next.

    Waiting on a FSDO guy to drop by and ready to cover wings.

    Ordered the 912iS and firewall forward kit too.

    A few random pics below and many more in the link in my sig.








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    Default Re: Mountainfox build thread

    Looking good....step at a time!
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    Default Re: Mountainfox build thread

    Looking great. Steady progress is the key. I wish I'd added another flap notch at that stage. I don't like full flaps. The handling really turns to crap. I only use half flaps. It wouldn't be too difficult to add, but it's harder to contemplate taking things apart once you have a flying plane.
    --Brian
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    Default Re: Mountainfox build thread

    Looking Great. Since my computer crashed, I lost some photos. Nobody would know the difference if I just used your pics.
    Glad to hear Im not the only one who doesn't like full flaps. Ive heard others state the same previously.
    Eddie Forward
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